A specimen for tropical impact

Colocasia ‘Maximus Gigante'

A mighty, upright grower, Maximus has striking, purple leaves with chartreuse veins that often reach 3-5’ long. Capable of growing 6-8’ tall in a single season.

With a name like ‘Maximus’ one might think of the colossal leaves of this Taro like giant shields, giving smaller plants a safe and shady respite under its broad canopy. A mighty, upright grower, Maximus has striking, purple leaves with chartreuse veins that often reach 3-5’ long. Capable of growing 6-8’ tall in a single season, it is best to site Maximus in a protected area away from strong winds with 4-8 hours of full sun. In colder areas, large bulbs can be harvested and stored indoors in a cool, dry place for replanting the following spring.

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Who Am I?

  • Program

    Tropical
  • Genus

    Colocasia
  • Common Name

    Maximus gigante taro
  • Botanical Name

    Colocasia ‘Maximus Gigante' PP28001

Cultural Details

  • Size

    6-8' tall by 5-6' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    8-11
  • Light

    Part sun - prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, well-drained, but not too soggy
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    As a specimen for tropical impact, large containers
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture

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